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Thesis Financial support: Icare Program

The Icare Program (funded by the Academy of Excellence "Networks, Information, and Digital Society" and the Graduate School DS4H) has been designed to award PhD students and their thesis directors additional money for conference travel and professional equipment.


DS4H annually provides financial support to 4 thesis and the Labex UCN@Sophia to 2 thesis, primarily on the basis of excellence.

Moreover, DS4H together with the Academy of Excellence "Networks, Information, and Digital Society" give additional means to the doctoral students and their supervisors through the ICARE PROGRAM.

What is the objective ?

The objective of the Icare Program (funded by the Academy of Excellence "Networks, Information, and Digital Society" and the Graduate School DS4H) is to support a number of Doctoral Fellowships in strategically important academic disciplines. Icare Program has been designed to award PhD students and their thesis directors additional money for conference travel and professional equipment.

What is the amount ?

Icare Program aid impacts a limited number of PhD cursus and represents 45.000 € in total.

The amount varies from 7.500 euros to 10.000 euros per doctoral thesis. This amount is allocated for a 3 years period (2018 - 2021) to cover travel and equipment expenses.

Who is eligible ?  

The Icare Program focuses mainly on the PhD fellowships held in research areas strategic for the Academy and the Graduate School DS4H.

The selection of the beneficiaries is coordinated by the Selection Committee of two Doctoral Schools STIC and DESPEG  together with the Steering Committee of the Academy and DS4H. 

The evaluation criteria are as follows : 

    • Threefold scientific excellence: PhD student, thesis subject, PhD advisor ; 
    • Relevance to the strategic research areas ;
    • Implication in the thesis of 2 laboratories from Université Côte d'Azur. 

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